The second turbine of the Vinh Tan 4 thermal power plant began generating electricity for the national grid on October 3 (Illustrative photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The second turbine of the Vinh Tan 4 thermal power plant began generating electricity for the national grid on October 3, nearly three months after the launch of the first one, according to the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) group.

The Vinh Tan thermal power plant project is invested by the EVN and was listed in the urgent constructions in 2013-2020 by the Prime Minister.

It is one of the five thermal power plants of the Vinh Tan Power Station in Tuy Phong district in the southern province of Binh Thuan, 250 km north of Ho Chi Minh City.

The plant has two turbines with a combined capacity of 1,200 MW and was built at a cost of 36 trillion VND (1.58 billion USD).

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In full operation, it is expected to generate about 7.2 billion kWh each year. It is the first large-scale coal-fueled thermal power plant in Vietnam using the supercritical steam generator.

The plant is also hoped to contribute to socio-economic development in the South Central Region and raise the stability and economic operation of the national grid.-VNA